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All-SEC: Week 9

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October is over, so that means the college football season is about to really begin. Week 9 was the calm before the storm in many ways, with a number of teams on bye, most notably LSU and Alabama before their big game in Baton Rouge this weekend.

As always, there were a number of great individual performances despite those teams getting the week off. You are likely familiar with the format by now, but just in case, make sure you read through the premise of this column here if you're unfamiliar.

Now, let's get to it. Here's our All-SEC team for week 9, followed up an updated year-to-date All-SEC team:

Quarterback

Name Team Comp. Att. Yds. Comp% TD INT Yds./Att. Rush Rush Yds. Yds./ Rush Rush TD Total Yds. Total TD
1st Team Chad Kelly Ole Miss 36 59 465 61.0% 3 1 7.9 9 55 6.1 0 520 3
2nd Team Nick Fitzgerald Mississippi State 20 35 417 57.1% 5 2 11.9 18 121 6.72 2 538 7

Believe it or not, this is only the second time Kelly has made this list, though it comes in another Ole Miss lost. Certainly not the way he or the folks in Oxford saw this season playing out.

Running Back

Name Team Att. Yds. Yds. / Att. TD Tgt. Catch Rec. Yds. Rec. TD Yds./ Catch Yds./ Tgt. Total Yds. Total TD Yds./ Touch
1st Team Kamryn Pettway Auburn 30 236 7.9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 236 1 7.9
2nd Team Boom Williams Kentucky 19 182 9.6 1 1 1 13 1 13.0 13.0 195 2 9.8

Pettway makes the All-SEC team for the second straight week by running all over Ole Miss.

It was a tough choice between Williams and fellow Wildcat Benny Snell, Jr., as both gashed Missouri on the ground, but I ultimately went with Boom because he was a bit more explosive.

Wide Receiver

Name Team Tgt. Catch Catch% Yds. TD Yds./ Catch Yds./ Tgt. Rush Att. Rush Yds. Yds./ Att. Rush TD Yds./ Scrim. TD/ Scrim. Yds./ Touch
1st Team Donald Gray Mississippi State 5 4 80.0% 207 3 51.8 41.4 0 0 0 0 207 3 51.8
Jeff Badet Kentucky 5 3 60.0% 104 1 34.7 20.8 0 0 0 0 104 1 34.7
2nd Team Dimetrios Mason Missouri 6 4 66.7% 101 2 25.3 16.8 0 0 0 0 101 2 25.3
Deebo Samuel South Carolina 9 8 88.9% 83 0 10.4 9.2 1 6 6.0 0 89 0 9.9

Yes, it came against Samford, but 207 yards and three touchdowns on just four catches for Donald Gray is awfully impressive.

Tight End

Name Team Tgt. Catch Catch% Yds. TD Yds. / Catch Yds. / Tgt.
First Team Evan Engram Ole Miss 15 9 60.0% 95 1 10.6 6.3
Second Team Sean Culkin Missouri 9 6 66.7% 53 0 8.8 5.9

Another big performance from Engram, who was the only tight end to really stand out in the SEC in Week 9.

Defensive Line

Name Team Tackles TFL Sack PD INT FF TD Havoc
First Team Derek Barnett Tennessee 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 3

Kendal Vickers Tennessee 6.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
Marquis Haynes Ole Miss 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Corey Vereen Tennessee 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
Second Team Jabari Zuniga Florida 2.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Montravius Adams Auburn 3.5 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Kingsley Keke Texas A&M 2.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2

Marlon Davidson Auburn 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1

After a loss to South Carolina, Tennessee's season looks to be off the rails. But you can't place the blame on their defensive line. Barnett, in particular, continues to make a case for defensive player of the year.

Linebacker

Name Team Tackles TFL Sack PD INT FF TD Havoc
First Team DeMarquis Gates Ole Miss 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Jordan Jones Kentucky 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
Jarrad Davis Florida 4.5 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 2.5
Second Team Claude George Texas A&M 3.5 2 1 0 0 1 0 3
Eric Beisel Missouri 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
DeAndre Ward Mississippi State 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 1

A solid, if not spectacular, week from SEC linebackers.

Cornerback

Name Team Tackles TFL Sack PD INT FF TD Havoc
First Team Jamarcus King South Carolina 5 0 0 4 2 0 0 4
Joshua Holsey Auburn 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 5
Second Team Deandre Baker Georgia 7.5 1 1 1 0 0 0 2

Duke Dawson Florida 1.5 0 0 2 0 0 0 2

If you're a Tennessee fan looking to single out someone from the other team as responsible for your third straight loss, look no further than Jamarcus King.

Safety

Name Team Tackles TFL Sack PD INT FF TD Havoc
First Team Cam Hilton Missouri 9.5 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
Dominick Sanders Georgia 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
Second Team Tray Matthews Auburn 8.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Todd Kelly, Jr. Tennessee 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

Hilton was really only able to have such a big game because of Missouri's porous front seven, but he made a couple of nice plays in the passing game as well. Not a great week for SEC safeties overall.

Kicker

Name Team Made FG Att. FG Long Made XP Att. XP Total Pts.
First Team Daniel Carlson Auburn 4 4 47 4 4 16
Second Team Gary Wunderlich Ole Miss 3 3 49 2 3 11

A couple of big time kicking performances in the Auburn - Ole Miss game.

Punter

Name Team Punt Att. Yds. Yds. / Att. Long
First Team Trevor Daniel Tennessee 6 294 49.0 70
Second Team Johnny Townsend Florida 6 287 47.8 55

These have been the two best punters in the SEC all season long.

Offensive Player of the Week

Kamryn Pettway, RB, Auburn

Defensive Player of the Week

Jamarcus King, CB, South Carolina

And here is your All-SEC team through eight weeks:


Position Name Team
First Team QB Jalen Hurts Alabama
Second Team QB Trevor Knight Texas A&M
First Team RB Leonard Fournette LSU
Second Team RB Kamryn Pettway Auburn
First Team WR ArDarius Stewart Alabama
WR Josh Reynolds Texas A&M
Second Team WR Isaiah McKenzie Georgia
WR Jeff Badet Kentucky
First Team TE Evan Engram Ole Miss
Second Team TE Hayden Hurst South Carolina
First Team DL Derek Barnett Tennessee
DL Jonathan Allen Alabama
DL Marquis Haynes Ole Miss
DL Arden Key LSU
Second Team DL AJ Jefferson Mississippi State
DL Carl Lawson Auburn
DL Jeremiah Ledbetter Arkansas
DL Lewis Neal LSU
First Team LB Zach Cunningham Vanderbilt
LB Jordan Jones Kentucky
LB Shaun Dion Hamilton Alabama
Second Team LB Richie Brown Mississippi State
LB Duke Riley LSU
LB DeMarquis Gates Ole Miss
First Team CB Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama
CB Marlon Humphrey Alabama
Second Team CB Chris Lammons South Carolina
CB Tre'Davious White LSU
First Team S Justin Evans Texas A&M
S Armani Watts Texas A&M
Second Team S Todd Kelly, Jr. Tennessee

S Jamal Adams LSU
First Team K Daniel Carlson Auburn
Second Team K Austin MacGinnis Kentucky
First Team P Trevor Daniel Tennessee
Second Team P Johnny Townsend Florida